Kalmthout

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Kalmthout
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Kalmthout
Location in Belgium
Location of Kalmthout in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°23′N04°28′E / 51.383°N 4.467°E / 51.383; 4.467 Coordinates: 51°23′N04°28′E / 51.383°N 4.467°E / 51.383; 4.467
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  MayorLukas Jacobs (CD&V)
  Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
Area
  Total59.45 km2 (22.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total18,608
  Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal codes
2920
Area codes 03
Website www.kalmthout.be

Kalmthout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑl(ə)mtɦʌut] ) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the villages of Kalmthout, Achterbroek, Heide, and Nieuwmoer. In 2021, Kalmthout had a population of 19,020. The total area is 59.45 square kilometres (22.95 sq mi). [2]

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In addition to Kalmthout itself, the municipality also contains the communities of Dorp-Heuvel, Heide, Achterbroek, and Nieuwmoer.

The Arboretum Kalmthout is one of Belgium's most beautiful botanical gardens. The Kalmthoutse Heide is a nature reserve of nearly 10,000 acres (40 km2) spanning the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.

Sightseeing

The "Kalmthoutse Heide" is a big natural park in Kalmthout. It is open to the public and has more than 15 different routes that can run for 10s of kilometers.

The first synagogue outside of a city in Belgium was built in 1928 on Leopoldstraat in the village of Heide. This pre-dates the Catholic church St. Jozef's and can be seen on the local walking tour. The Jewish community played an important part in local history, with the first Belgian yeshiva also being built in Heide. Many architecturally innovative villas from the community still stand and can be seen during walking tours guided by local historians.

Notable inhabitants

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Achterbroek
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Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk (Kalmthout)

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References

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  2. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 11022". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.